1. Body control. The high degree of body contact that is required, more so then other dances requires a great deal of skill. It increases body awareness, developes contra body movement.... 2. Being responsive. Several have told me that AT has subtle leads. That this helps them a lot with their other dances. Anyone agree, disagree? 3. I've heard quite a few men say that they they did both follow and leader roles in their classes. More so then any other dance. Teaches us to appreciate both perspectives, that life is not only viewed through one lense, but we all have different filters that we put on, as well.